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Research with a bite

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Research with a bite

Scientists at the University of Bonn present a sensor system that can measure the bite force of insects.

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Rainbow Research - Happy Pride Month!

Rainbow Research - Happy Pride Month!

A Pride Month blog series to celebrate LGBTQ+ ecologists.

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From protection to recovery: are our institutions fit for purpose?

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From protection to recovery: are our institutions fit for purpose?

Are environmental governance institutions shifting to be able to manage the recovery, rather than just the protection, of nature?

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Albatross populations declining due to invasive mouse species

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Albatross populations declining due to invasive mouse species

Sophisticated population modeling sheds light on decades long confusion surrounding the impact of invasive mice on the critically endangered Tristan Albatross.

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Call for Expertise: Ecology and Climate Change Adaptation in England

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Call for Expertise: Ecology and Climate Change Adaptation in England

Join our online workshop with Defra to discuss England’s approach to climate change adaptation.

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Antarctic Midge threatened by rapidly warming winters

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Antarctic Midge threatened by rapidly warming winters

Simulated full length Antarctic winters show an increased likelihood of midge survival under colder conditions.

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Government response to the Protected Landscapes Review

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Government response to the Protected Landscapes Review

A summary of the policy team's response to this key consultation.

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Methods in Ecology and Evolution to become a fully open access journal

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Methods in Ecology and Evolution to become a fully open access journal

Methods in Ecology and Evolution will become fully open access from January 2023

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Volunteering: isn't life challenging enough?

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Volunteering: isn't life challenging enough?

Thorunn Helgason offers advice on striking the right balance between voluntary work and research pressures

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Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study

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Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study

A study using 10 years of citizen science data has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species.

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Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

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Collision hotspots for migrating birds revealed in new study

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) highlights the areas in Europe and North Africa where the construction of wind turbines or power lines is likely to increase the risk of death for migrating birds.

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

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British Ecological Society announces journal prize winners

Today the British Ecological Society (BES) has announced the winners of its journal prizes for research published in 2021.

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

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Protected areas: achieving the "30x30" target

The 30x30 pledge is an important lever by which protected areas can become more effective.

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

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Protected areas can be the beating heart of nature recovery in the UK, but they must be more than lines on a map

A report by the British Ecological Society says that the UK government’s 30x30 commitment offers the opportunity to revitalise the contribution of protected areas to nature recovery.

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eDNA used to identify endangered fish in wet markets

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eDNA used to identify endangered fish in wet markets

Researchers present a powerful new tool for monitoring trade of endangered fish in Hong Kong wet markets using environmental DNA (eDNA).

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